The crash site of Fairey Swordfish P4223 at Heydon Head, Black Hill

25th January 1940
Swordfish Mk.I P4223
No.751 Sqn, RN
Heydon Head, Derbyshire

On the 25th January 1940 Sub Lt Williamson took off from RAF Silloth in Cumbria along with three other aircraft to ferry P4223 from No.22 Maintenance Unit to Royal Naval … Continue reading “1940-01-25|Swordfish Mk.I|P4223|No.751 Sqn, RN|Heydon Head, Derbyshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Blackburn Skua near High Bentham, Lancashire

12th September 1940
Skua L2969
High Bentham, Lancashire

Pilot Officer Strachan was attached to No.4 Ferry Pilots Pool at RAF Kemble, he was detailed to collect the aircraft from No.10 Maintenance Unit at Hullavington in Wiltshire and deliver … Continue reading “1940-09-12|Skua|L2969|No.4 FPP, ATA|High Bentham, Lancashire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Fairey Fulmar N4076 on Esclusham Mountain, Minera, Wrexham

5th February 1941
Fulmar N4076
Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham

The pilot was ferrying the aircraft when it crashed on the northern end of Esclusham Mountain above Minera near Wrexham. It has been recorded as being ferried from Worthy Down … Continue reading “1941-02-05|Fulmar|N4076|RN|Esclusham Mountain, Wrexham”

Wreckage at the crash site of Fairey Albacore BF592 on Mel Fae, Rackwick, Isle of Hoy

24th June 1942
Albacore Mk.I BF592
No.871 Sqn, RN
Mel Fea, Orkney

The aircraft was flying to RNAS Hatson near Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, from Evanton on the Cromarty Firth near Inverness on the Scottish mainland. The aircraft was to … Continue reading “1942-06-24|Albacore Mk.I|BF592|No.871 Sqn, RN|Mel Fea, Orkney”

Crash site of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb BL487 at Ashley, Altrincham, Cheshire

14th September 1942
Spitfire Mk.Vb BL487
No.880 Sqn, RN
Ashley, Cheshire

No.880 Squadron had operated Hawker Sea Hurricanes for sometime aboard HMS Indomitable before arriving in Liverpool on the 28th August 1942 and travelling the short distance to HMS Blackcap at … Continue reading “1942-09-14|Spitfire Mk.Vb|BL487|No.880 Sqn, RN|Ashley, Cheshire”

Main undercarriage oleos at the crash site of Vought Chesapeake AL941 in Glean Diomhan, Lochranza

22nd July 1943
Chesapeake Mk.I AL941
No.772 Sqn, RN
Gleann Diomhan, Isle of Arran

The aircraft had take off from the then Naval Air Station at Machrihanish, HMS Landrail, for a training exercise. During the exercise and in poor visibility the aircraft struck the … Continue reading “1943-07-22|Chesapeake Mk.I|AL941|No.772 Sqn, RN|Gleann Diomhan, Isle of Arran”

Crash site of Fairey Albacore Mk.i X9152 at Carr House Green, Lancashire

22nd October 1943
Albacore Mk.I X9152
No.766 Sqn, RN
Carr House Green Common, Lancashire

The crew was on a night training flight from RNAS Inskip between Preston and Blackpool and had taken off from the No.4 runway at approximately 22:30. Shortly after getting airborne … Continue reading “1943-10-22|Albacore Mk.I|X9152|No.766 Sqn, RN|Carr House Green Common, Lancashire”

Crash site of Grumman Avenger Mk.I FN821 on Trum y Fawnog, Llangynog, the Berwyn Mountains, Powys - Peak District Air Accident Research

3rd February 1944
Avenger Mk.I FN821
No.848 Sqn, RN
Trum y Fawnog, Powys

Grumman Avenger Mk.I FN821 / 4K of No.848 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy, crashed on Trum y Fawnog near Llangynog on the 3rd February 1944 The aircraft is reported to … Continue reading “1944-02-03|Avenger Mk.I|FN821|No.848 Sqn, RN|Trum y Fawnog, Powys”

The starboard wing root at the crash site of Vought Corsair JT461 at Enegars, Isle of Hoy

11th July 1944
Corsair Mk.II JT461
No.1841 Sqn, RAF
Enegars, Orkney

The aircraft was being flown from RNAS Hatson near Kirkwall, the main town on Orkney, to the aircraft carrier HMS Formidable when it flew into the cloud covered high ground … Continue reading “1944-07-11|Corsair Mk.II|JT461|No.1841 Sqn, RAF|Enegars, Orkney”

Rolls Royce Griffon engine from Fairey Firefly DT977 on Blaeloch Hill near Largs

26th October 1944
Firefly F.R. Mk.I DT977
No.1770 Sqn, RN
Blaeloch Hill, Ayrshire

During the morning of the 26th October 1944 the Sub Lts Fairclough and King were on a radio navigation training exercise from RNAS Ayr (HMS Wagtail) before embarking on HMS … Continue reading “1944-10-26|Firefly F.R. Mk.I|DT977|No.1770 Sqn, RN|Blaeloch Hill, Ayrshire”

Small amount of wreckage at the crash site of Grumman Wildcat JV499 on Blackside, Sorn, Ayrshire

2nd December 1944
Wildcat Mk.V JV499
No.778 Sqn, RN
Blackside, Ayrshire

The 22 year old pilot was returning to No.778 Squadron’s home station of HMS Condor (RNAS Arbroath) from RAF Ayr on Saturday the 2nd December 1944. At some point during … Continue reading “1944-12-02|Wildcat Mk.V|JV499|No.778 Sqn, RN|Blackside, Ayrshire”

Wreckage from the aircraft on the Wastwater Screes below Great Gully

16th January 1945
Avenger Mk.II JZ390
No.763 Sqn, RN
Great Gully, Wastwater

The crew were on a night training flight from RNAS Inskip on the Fylde between Preston and Blackpool and while flying south along the west coast of the Lake District … Continue reading “1945-01-16|Avenger Mk.II|JZ390|No.763 Sqn, RN|Great Gully, Wastwater”

Wreckage of Fairey Barracuda Mk.III PM870 on Col Bheinn, Brora, Sutherland

14th July 1945
Barracuda Mk.II PM870
No.818 Sqn, RN
Col Bheinn, Sutherland

The crew of PM870 were on a flight from HMS Owl at Fearn between Tain and Invergordon when their aircraft crashed on the southern side of Col Bheinn approximately 200ft … Continue reading “1945-07-14|Barracuda Mk.II|PM870|No.818 Sqn, RN|Col Bheinn, Sutherland”

Alan with the remains of Fariey Barracuda MD963 above Redbrook Clough, Marsden, West Yorkshire

29th July 1945
Barracuda Mk.III MD963
RNAS Dunino Stn Flt, RN
Redbrook Clough, Marsden

Fairey Barracuda MD963 of the RNAS Dunino Station Flight, crashed at Close Moss, Redbrook Clough on Sunday 29th July 1945. The aircraft was flying from Donibristle near Dunfermline   George Henry Ambler Sub-Lieutenant Pilot Killed  

Armoured bulkhead at the crash site of Grumman Wildcat JV404 on Bennan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

11th September 1945
Wildcat Mk.V JV404
No.898 Sqn, RN
Bennan, Dumfries & Galloway

On the 11th September 1945 a number of Grumman Wildcats set out from HMS Blackcap at Stretton in Cheshire on a ferry flight to HMS Wagtail at Ayr. During that … Continue reading “1945-09-11|Wildcat Mk.V|JV404|No.898 Sqn, RN|Bennan, Dumfries & Galloway”

Wreckage at the crash site of Barracuda DR306 on Whernside, Ribblehead, Yorkshire

15th December 1945
Barracuda Mk.II DR306
No.769 Sqn, RN
Whernside, North Yorkshire

The pilot was on a cross country flight from Rattray when the aircraft struck Whernside in low cloud. The pilot was extremely lucky in that he was able to walk … Continue reading “1945-12-15|Barracuda Mk.II|DR306|No.769 Sqn, RN|Whernside, North Yorkshire”

Engines at the crash site of de Havilland Dominie X7394 on Broad Crag, Scafell Pike

30th August 1946
Dominie X7394
No.782 Sqn, RN
Broad Crag, Wasdale

The aircraft and air ambulance variant of the Dominie (military Dragon Rapide), based at RNAS Donibristle (HMS Merlin), was being used to fly a seriously ill patient from Abbottsinch, the … Continue reading “1946-08-30|Dominie|X7394|No.782 Sqn, RN|Broad Crag, Wasdale”

Wreckage found at the crash site of de Havilland Dragon Rapide G-AFFF on Craigton Hill, Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire

27th September 1946
Dragon Rapide G-AFFF
Scottish Airways
Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire

The aircraft was on a scheduled flight from Port Ellen (Islay) to Renfrew airport operated by Scottish Airways on behalf of British European Airways, having completed the outward flight earlier … Continue reading “1946-09-27|Dragon Rapide|G-AFFF|Scottish Airways|Craigton Hill, East Dunbartonshire”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Seafire SW826 on The Drum near Elgin

5th July 1948
Seafire Mk.15 SW826
No.766 Sqn, RN
The Drum, Moray

The pilot had been due to carry out a high altitude training flight from RNAS Lossiemouth, but his oxygen equipment was not functions as it should so he joined a … Continue reading “1948-07-05|Seafire Mk.15|SW826|No.766 Sqn, RN|The Drum, Moray”

Wreckage on Ardskenish beach, Colonsay, from a Supermarine Sea Otter

11th February 1949
Sea Otter Mk.2 JN246
Eglinton Stn Flt, RN
Ardskenish Beach, Colonsay

I guess this is where visiting aircraft wrecks and ship wrecks overlaps, as the aircraft was an amphibian and the wreck lies in the inter-tidal range, though it does not … Continue reading “1949-02-11|Sea Otter Mk.2|JN246|Eglinton Stn Flt, RN|Ardskenish Beach, Colonsay”

Crash site of de Havilland Dominie X7400 on Dollar Law near Peebles, Scottish Borders

28th February 1949
Dominie Mk.I X7400
No.782 Sqn, RN
Dollar Law, Borders

The aircraft was being flown to RNAS Donibristle at Dalgety Bay in Fife when its port engine failed at 6,500ft, the pilot was unable to maintain height on one engine … Continue reading “1949-02-28|Dominie Mk.I|X7400|No.782 Sqn, RN|Dollar Law, Borders”

Wreckage at the crash site of Supermarine Seafire Sp325 and SX314 on Tagsclough Hill, Wildboarclough, Cheshire

16th July 1949
Seafire F. Mk.17 SP325 & SX314
No.1831 Sqn, RN
Wildboarclough, Macclesfield

Supermarine Seafire F.Mk.17s SP325 and SX314 of No.1831 Sqn, RN, crashed after mid-air collision near Wildboarclough 16th July 1949 while flying from RNAS Stretton near Warrington   Edward Hugh Ramsden Eccles Lieutenant Pilot (SX314) Killed Frank James Dyke Lieutenant Pilot (SP325) Killed  

Port wing at the crash site of Fairey Firefly WB336 on Beinn Uraraidh, Isle of Islay

25th September 1951
Firefly A.S. Mk.5 WB336
No.719 Sqn, RN
Beinn Uraraidh, Isle of Islay

Both men, from the Royal Australian Navy, were in training with No.737 Squadron at Prestwick but part of their combined training was detached to No.719 Squadron at Eglinton in Northern … Continue reading “1951-09-25|Firefly A.S. Mk.5|WB336|No.719 Sqn, RN|Beinn Uraraidh, Isle of Islay”

Wreckage near the crash site of North American Harvard Mk.2b FT415 on the Wool Packs, Kinder

14th January 1952
Harvard Mk.2B FT415
No.22 FTS, RAF
Wool Packs, Kinder

The pilot of the aircraft was a trainee Fleet Air Arm pilot who was carrying out flying training with the RAF. This was fairly common in the 1950s, No.22 FTS … Continue reading “1952-01-14|Harvard Mk.2B|FT415|No.22 FTS, RAF|Wool Packs, Kinder”

Wing at the crash site of North American Harvard Mk.2b FT401 on Little Knock, Tweedsmuir

16th January 1953
Harvard Mk.2B FT401
No.22 FTS, RAF
Little Knock, Borders

The aircraft was an RAF Harvard Mk.IIB from No.22 Flying Training School at Syerston near Newark but was being used by a detachment at Anthorn. Midshipman Wadham, a trainee Royal … Continue reading “1953-01-16|Harvard Mk.2B|FT401|No.22 FTS, RAF|Little Knock, Borders”

Excavating the crash site of Supermarine Attacker F.B. Mk.1 WA535 at Winwick, Warrington

5th February 1953
Attacker F.B. Mk.1 WA535
No.767 Sqn, RN
Winwick, Warrington

During the afternoon of the 5th February 1953 Mr Collingwood took off from Royal Naval Air Station Stretton near Warrington on his third familiarisation flight in a Supermarine Attacker, having … Continue reading “1953-02-05|Attacker F.B. Mk.1|WA535|No.767 Sqn, RN|Winwick, Warrington”

Crater at the crash site of de Havilland Vampire VV601 near Llyn Eigiau, the Carneddau, Snowdonia

19th April 1956
Vampire F.B. Mk.5 VV601
Nr Llyn Eigiau, Conwy

The pilot, 19 year old Fleet Air Arm trainee Robert Armitage, was undergoing advanced flying training at No.7 FTS at RAF Valley, having previously trained on Provosts at No.1 FTS … Continue reading “1956-04-19|Vampire F.B. Mk.5|VV601|No.7 FTS, RAF|Nr Llyn Eigiau, Conwy”

Wreckage at the crash site of Hawker Sea Hawk WV845 on Creag an Lochain Deirg near Brora

4th September 1957
Sea Hawk F.G.A. Mk.4 WV845
Creag an Lochain Deirg, Sutherland

The aircraft, based at R.N.A.S. Lossiemouth, had been on an rocket firing exercise at Tain when it suffered a “hangup” the aircraft left the range to clear the hang up … Continue reading “1957-09-04|Sea Hawk F.G.A. Mk.4|WV845|AWTF, RN|Creag an Lochain Deirg, Sutherland”